Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria)

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The building of the Ministry of Interior

The Ministry of Interior (Bulgarian: Mинистерство на вътрешните работи, Ministerstvo na vutreshnite raboti, abbreviated МВР, MVR) of the Republic of Bulgaria is the ministry charged with the national security and the upholding of law and order in the country. The current minister is Yordan Bakalov, and the current Commissioner General is Kalin Georgiev.

The ministry was established in 1879 under Knyaz Alexander of Battenberg with the first prime minister and interior minister of what was then the autonomous Principality of Bulgaria being Todor Burmov.

List of ministers[edit]

# Name
(Born-Died)
Portrait Took office Left office Political party
Ministers of Interior (1879–1912)
1 Todor Burmov
(1834–1906)
Todor Burmov.jpg 17 July 1879 6 December 1879 Conservative Party
2 Dimitar Grekov
(1847–1901)
Dimitar Grekov.jpg 6 December 1879 11 December 1879 Conservative Party
3 Vladimir Rogge
(1843–1906)
No image.svg 11 December 1879 31 January 1880 Non-party
4 Todor Ikonomov
(1835–1892)
No image.svg 31 January 1880 7 April 1880 Conservative Party
5 Georgi Tishev
(1848–1926)
No image.svg 7 April 1880 10 December 1880 Liberal Party
6 Dragan Tsankov
(1828–1911)
DraganTsankov.jpg 10 December 1880 29 December 1880 Liberal Party
7 Petko Slaveykov
(1827–1895)
Petko-slaveykov-portrait.jpg 29 December 1880 9 May 1881 Liberal Party
8 Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth
(1833–1913)
Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth.jpg 9 May 1881 13 July 1881 Military
(Imperial Russian
Army
)
9 Arnold Remlingen
(1841–1900)
No image.svg 13 July 1881 12 January 1882 Military
(Imperial Russian
Army
)
10 Grigor Nachovich
(1845–1920)
G.nachovich.jpg 12 January 1882 5 July 1882 Conservative Party
11 Leonid Sobolev
(1844–1913)
LSobolev.jpg 5 July 1882 16 April 1883 Military
(Imperial Russian
Army
)
12 Nestor Markov
(1836–1916)
Nm copy.jpg 16 April 1883 15 August 1883 Non-party
(11) Leonid Sobolev
(1844–1913)
(2nd time)
LSobolev.jpg 15 August 1883 19 September 1883 Military
(Imperial Russian
Army
)
(6) Dragan Tsankov
(1828–1911)
(2nd time)
DraganTsankov.jpg 19 September 1883 11 July 1884 Progressive Liberal Party
(7) Petko Slaveykov
(1827–1895)
(2nd time)
Petko-slaveykov-portrait.jpg 11 July 1884 12 February 1885 Liberal Party
13 Nikola Suknarov
(1849–1894)
No image.svg 12 February 1885 2 April 1885 Liberal Party
14 Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
Petkokar.jpg 2 April 1885 21 August 1886 Liberal Party
(6) Dragan Tsankov
(1828–1911)
(3rd time)
DraganTsankov.jpg 21 August 1886 24 August 1886 Progressive Liberal Party
15 Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 24 August 1886 10 July 1887 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
16 Georgi Stranski
(1847–1904)
Georgi Stranski.jpg 10 July 1887 1 September 1887 People's Liberal Party
17 Stefan Stambolov
(1854–1895)
Stefan Stambolov.jpg 1 September 1887 31 May 1894 People's Liberal Party
18 Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 31 May 1894 13 November 1896 People's Party
19 Nayden Benev
(1857–1909)
Nayden Benev 1880 cropped.jpg 13 November 1896 30 January 1899 People's Party
(15) Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
(3rd time)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 30 January 1899 10 December 1900 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
20 Racho Petrov
(1861–1942)
Racho Petrov.jpg 10 December 1900 4 March 1901 Non-party
21 Mihail Sarafov
(1854–1924)
Михаил Сарафов 14 февруари 1854-13 декември 1924г..jpg 4 March 1901 22 March 1902 Progressive Liberal Party
22 Aleksandar Lyudskanov
(1854–1922)
No image.svg 22 March 1902 18 May 1903 Progressive Liberal Party
23 Dimitar Petkov
(1858–1907)
DimitarPetkov.jpg 18 May 1903 11 March 1907 People's Liberal Party
24 Nikola Genadiev
(1868–1923)
Nikola Genadiev.JPG 11 March 1907 16 March 1907 People's Liberal Party
25 Petar Gudev
(1862–1932)
PetarGudev.jpg 16 March 1907 29 January 1908 People's Liberal Party
26 Mihail Takev
(1864–1920)
Mihail Takev.jpg 29 January 1908 18 September 1910 Democratic Party
27 Nikola Mushanov
(1872–1951)
N.mushanov.jpg 18 September 1910 29 March 1911 Democratic Party
(22) Aleksandar Lyudskanov
(1854–1922)
(2nd time)
No image.svg 29 March 1911 14 January 1912 Progressive Liberal Party
Ministers of Interior and Public Health (1912–1946)
(22) Aleksandar Lyudskanov
(1854–1922)
(2nd time)
No image.svg 14 January 1912 14 June 1913 Progressive Liberal Party
28 Mihail Madzarov
(1854–1944)
M.madjarov.jpg 14 June 1913 17 July 1913 People's Party
(15) Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
(4th time)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 17 July 1913 4 October 1915 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
29 Hristo Popov
(1858–1951)
No image.svg 4 October 1915 7 September 1916 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
(15) Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
(5th time)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 7 September 1916 21 June 1918 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
(26) Mihail Takev
(1864–1920)
(2nd time)
Mihail Takev.jpg 21 June 1918 28 November 1918 Democratic Party
(27) Nikola Mushanov
(1872–1951)
(2nd time)
N.mushanov.jpg 28 November 1918 7 May 1919 Democratic Party
30 Krastyu Pastuhov
(1874–1949)
No image.svg 7 May 1919 6 October 1919 Bulgarian Social
Democratic
Workers Party
(Broad Socialists)
31 Aleksandar Dimitrov
(1878–1921)
BASA 525K 1 1077 3 Alexander Dimitrov, Praga.jpg 6 October 1919 24 June 1921 Bulgarian Agrarian
People's Union
32 Konstantin Tomov
(1888–1935)
No image.svg 24 June 1921 9 November 1921 Bulgarian Agrarian
People's Union
33 Aleksandar Radolov
(1883–1945)
No image.svg 9 November 1921 5 January 1922 Bulgarian Agrarian
People's Union
34 Rayko Daskalov
(1886–1923)
Rayko Daskalov.jpg 5 January 1922 9 February 1923 Bulgarian Agrarian
People's Union
35 Aleksandar Obbov
(1887–1975)
No image.svg 9 February 1923 12 March 1923 Bulgarian Agrarian
People's Union
36 Hristo Stoyanov
(1892–1970)
No image.svg 12 March 1923 9 June 1923 Bulgarian Agrarian
People's Union
37 Ivan Rusev
(1872–1945)
No image.svg 9 June 1923 4 January 1926 Democratic Alliance
38 Andrey Lyapchev
(1866–1933)
Andrey Lyapchev 1930.jpg 4 January 1926 29 June 1931 Democratic Alliance
(27) Nikola Mushanov
(1872–1951)
(3rd time)
N.mushanov.jpg 29 June 1931 12 October 1931 Democratic Party
39 Aleksandar Girginov
(1879–1953)
No image.svg 12 October 1931 19 May 1934 Democratic Party
40 Petar Midilev
(1875–1939)
No image.svg 19 May 1934 22 January 1935 Zveno
41 Krum Kolev
(1890–1970)
No image.svg 22 January 1935 21 April 1935 Military
(Bulgarian Land
Forces
)
42 Rashko Atanasov
(1884–1945)
BASA-373K-1-710-2-Rashko Atanasov.jpeg 21 April 1935 23 November 1935 Non-party
43 Georgi Sapovov
(1873–?)
No image.svg 23 November 1935 4 July 1936 Non-party
44 Ivan Krasnovski
(1882–1941)
No image.svg 4 July 1936 24 January 1938 Non-party
45 Nikolay Nikolaev
(1887–1961)
No image.svg 24 January 1938 14 November 1938 Non-party
46 Nikola Nedev
(1886–1970)
No image.svg 14 November 1938 15 February 1940 Non-party
47 Petur Gabrovski
(1898–1945)
No image.svg 15 February 1940 14 September 1943 Non-party
48 Docho Hristov
(1895–1945)
No image.svg 14 September 1943 1 June 1944 Non-party
49 Aleksandar Stanishev
(1886–1945)
No image.svg 1 June 1944 2 September 1944 Non-party
50 Vergil Dimov
(1901–1979)
No image.svg 2 September 1944 9 September 1944 Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union
51 Anton Yugov
(1904–1991)
Anton Yugov.jpg 9 September 1944 22 November 1946 Bulgarian Communist Party
Ministers of Interior (1946–1968)
51 Anton Yugov
(1904–1991)
Anton Yugov.jpg 22 November 1946 6 August 1949 Bulgarian Communist Party
52 Rusi Hrizostov
(1914–1990)
No image.svg 6 August 1949 6 January 1951 Bulgarian Communist Party
53 Georgi Tsankov
(1913–1990)
No image.svg 6 January 1951 17 March 1962 Bulgarian Communist Party
54 Diko Dikov
(1910–1985)
No image.svg 17 March 1962 27 December 1968 Bulgarian Communist Party
Minister of Interior and State Security (1968–1969)
55 Angel Solakov
(1922–1998)
No image.svg 27 December 1968 27 February 1969 Bulgarian Communist Party
Ministers of Interior (1969–Present)
55 Angel Solakov
(1922–1998)
No image.svg 27 February 1969 9 July 1971 Bulgarian Communist Party
56 Angel Tsanev
(1912–2003)
No image.svg 9 July 1971 7 June 1973 Bulgarian Communist Party
57 Dimitar Stoyanov
(1928–1999)
No image.svg 7 June 1973 19 December 1988 Bulgarian Communist Party
58 Georgi Tanev
(1943– )
No image.svg 19 December 1988 27 December 1989 Bulgarian Communist Party
59 Atanas Semerdziev
(1924– )
No image.svg 27 December 1989 2 August 1990 Bulgarian Communist Party
60 Stoyan Stoyanov
(1945– )
No image.svg 2 August 1990 5 September 1990 Bulgarian Socialist Party
61 Pencho Penev
(1947– )
No image.svg 5 September 1990 20 December 1990 Bulgarian Socialist Party
62 Hristo Danov
(1922–2003)
No image.svg 20 December 1990 8 November 1991 Non-party
63 Yordan Sokolov
(1933– )
No image.svg 8 November 1991 30 December 1992 Union of Democratic Forces
64 Viktor Mihaylov
(1944– )
No image.svg 30 December 1992 17 October 1994 Non-party
65 Chavdar Chervenkov
(1949– )
No image.svg 17 October 1994 26 January 1995 Non-party
66 Lyubomir Nachev
(1954–2006)
No image.svg 26 January 1995 10 May 1996 Bulgarian Socialist Party
67 Nikolay Dobrev
(1947–1999)
No image.svg 10 May 1996 12 February 1997 Bulgarian Socialist Party
68 Bogomil Bonev
(1957– )
No image.svg 12 February 1997 21 December 1999 Union of Democratic Forces
69 Emanuil Yordanov
(1960– )
No image.svg 21 December 1999 24 July 2001 Union of Democratic Forces
70 Georgi Petkanov
(1966– )
No image.svg 24 July 2001 17 August 2005 National Movement Simeon II
71 Rumen Petkov
(1961– )
No image.svg 17 August 2005 24 April 2008 Bulgarian Socialist Party
72 Mihail Mikov
(1960– )
Mishomikov.jpg 24 April 2008 27 July 2009 Bulgarian Socialist Party
73 Tsvetan Tsvetanov
(1965– )
Zvetanov 01.jpg 27 July 2009 13 March 2013 Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
74 Petya Parvanova
(1960– )
Petya Parvanova.jpg 13 March 2013 29 May 2013 Non-party
75 Tsvetlin Yovchev
(1964– )
No image.svg 29 May 2013 6 August 2014 Bulgarian Socialist Party
76 Yordan Bakalov
(1960– )
No image.svg 6 August 2014 Incumbent Non-party

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